An error you may fall into, a difficulty you are facing, or a danger that confronts you. A big hole might suggest a descent into the unconscious, memories. A hole, especially with grass, foliage or bushes around it, can represent the female sex organs.

Any hole, tunnel or cave, not only suggest female attributes such as receptiveness, they also indicate the unknown or what is still unconscious. If the tunnel, hole or cave is dimly lit, it suggests aspects of you that are not defined, in the shadows of other more fully expressed qualities. See: Cave and Fall.

A hole can also be an escape route, so you need to define if this is true in your dream.

Difficulty or tricky situation in life; a situation you might ‘fall into’; a place to hide or feel protected in – therefore womb like feelings; an escape route or a way through from one situation into another; a way of ‘seeing through’ something; an ‘opening’ or opportunity; the vagina. Occasionally refers to death. Or sometimes used as word play meaning whole.

A hole is also something that things can go into or come out of. Food goes in our mouth for instance and comes out the other end. So poking food in a hole could link with eating. But holes can link with leaks, and sometimes dreams use a leak to suggest the way we lose energy or waste our energy resources. (Rocket dream as example.)

Going in hole: Meeting feelings, urges or fears we usually keep unconscious; confronting aspects of self buried beneath our surface awareness; memories of womb existence; death – burial.

Falling in hole: Of course it could mean you are meeting a difficulty that you didn’t keep  your eyes open to see. But some holes we fall into or find ourselves confronted by are there as a challenge to see if you are confident that nothing can hurt you in your dreams. Falling is not fatal or even harmful in dreams. We tend to take things we are rightfully scared of in everyday life and then take them into our dreams where nothing can hurt us. But of course we still fear if we do not understand that dreams are like computer games and are virtual realities. You can get killed a hundred times in dreams and yet you awake the next day none the worse – except if you are frightened, and  it is fear that can do you harm, not dreams. See dream yoga.

Holes in clothes, objects: Faults; weaknesses; illness; ‘full of holes’.

Holes in body: Sense of weakness; emptiness in ones life such as loneliness; illness; negative feelings about that part of self; see body for appropriate part.

Hole in head: Letting everyone know what you think; gossiping.

Hole in road: Difficulty ahead. Death or death of person falling down the hole.

Pothole: If you are going into it, it suggests you are exploring the precviously uknown memories or parts of your nature, gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. It could even suggest going back into a womb type awareness.

Small hole: It depends where it is and the context in which it appears. It could refer to the vagina, or a hole on your body.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is the hole frightening or beckoning?

Where is the hole – in me or in the surroundings?

What feelings did I experience in the dream?

See Associations Working WithInner WorldMartial Art of the MindTechniques for Exploring your Dreams


-Sherem 2018-03-22 0:01:42

I dream… Falling from an endless whole quickly the suddenly… I goes up quickly also… ..its dark and endless but before that happent.. I dream of beeing. Drown. In a tidal wave.. While praising god.. And even i am.. On the ocean… I just close my eyes and still singging ..then.. I jist realized i am falling on,an endless hole… What does it mean

    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-22 12:46:03

    Sherem – I see you live in the Philippines – and because your dream is so interesting, and because I want you to really understand it, I would like you to read https://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/

    Because it will clarify your understanding of your dream. That is because your dream shows that you have left the world of the body and in the dream you are exploring the world of the spirit, the experience beyond what the body knows, the world beyond death.

    The endless dark is the first level and you need to relax and wait for it to show you its wonders. The ocean is simply an image depicting an endless consciousness, the mind of God. You are not actually falling, for in the place you are in there is no beginning or end. So there is nowhere that is a bottom for you to fall to.

    You were shown this because you were praising God and singing. Here is another person’s experience of the falling.

    “But there was still a current trying to pull me back into the black hugenes, and I began to feel afraid as I felt that if I regressed any more I would cease to exist. Then it came to me that I regressed every day in this way when I went to sleep. I lose any sense of personal existence yet emerge none the worse the next day. But in sleep I regress to whatever lies beneath consciousness without being aware of it. The difference now was in being conscious of what was happening. So I knew the fear was unnecessary as every time we go to sleep we drop back into this condition.

    So I let go and fell. I didn’t go to sleep though. Instead I fell into an awareness of immensity, of hugeness, and the immensity was full of knowing. Like a raindrop falling back into the ocean, I seemed to merge with that hugeness and yet maintain a sense of my own existence. And between the hugeness and my own sense of being there was communication. I was aware that what held me was the process that had grown me from being a tiny seed in the first place. It is so obvious, but I experienced it like a revelation that I had not created or grown myself. But now this deep part that had caused me to exist and grown me was unfolding me again, like a plant opening. I understood that we each have this force at our centre, and as I watched it working in my body and life, it seemed to communicate with me. I understood from it that if I opened to it each day, if I surrendered to its action, then it would grow me to a fuller life until it realised itself in me. This felt like a holy gift, that the mystery of life would live and know itself in me.”

    Please see https://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/


-Jay Pulliam 2018-01-14 10:00:43

I dream that a friend and I was praying But was watching my surroundings because we were outside & while we was outside they had their eyes closed praying hard I was walking behind them suddenly she fell into this hole that was in the ground I was trying to get her out but hole was deep & I was crying knocking on doors asking everyone to please help me til I was hoarse I kept going back to the hole to see were they still alive
I’m crying had saying to myself I should have been watching… waking up still trying help my friend out of the hole.

-Issac hunter 2017-12-02 11:08:29

Hi I have been having these dreams where I’m in my house but then my heads in a hole then I wake up screaming and running around then I go back to bed

    -Tony Crisp 2017-12-05 12:43:13

    Hi – The answers I give arise not out of me thinking up things to say, but from fifty years of exploring dreams in depth. So some of what I write may seem wild. This may be because dreams arise and are experienced by a level of your mind or awareness that very few people have any concept or experience of – usually called the unconscious. Life dreamt in its creatures millions of years before even humankind awoke and developed self awareness or language. So to understand dreams we need to leave our thinking minds behind and go into our feelings and reactions – a much older level of awareness.

    But it would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.
    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPersonor http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Issac – In dreams, being in your house is saying you are experiencing being in your own body.

    Example: But it was not my body as I had been taught to see it through my training as a nurse. I did not experience it simply as a biological process, or a physiological machine. I experienced it as an incredibly ancient thing, carrying or incorporating in its form and functions lessons of life gathered over millions of years of human and animal evolution. I felt that it holds within its darkness – the presently unconscious areas

    So I see the hole as you discovering a new part of yourself. Perhaps meeting feelings, urges or fears we usually keep unconscious; confronting aspects of self buried beneath our surface awareness. In fact “You ride an ancient beast.” The ancient beast is your body, and your conscious self is the modern and recent rider of it. And this body still carries within it all its ancient history, for during the months of uterine life you went through the whole process of evolution in a condensed form. From a single celled creature you developed into a multi celled being, then on from that into a fish like creature with gills, then a creature that could move and have focused feelings and responses to experience. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/brain-levels-and-dreams/

    You were scared because it was a new part of you, a huge part. In a sense, every dream is a part of this huge journey which is our life. Each dream is a facet of what is met in experiencing – meeting – our own existence. There are definitely highlights in our many dreams – times of critical and arduous difficulties, such as we find in the great quests such as Jason and The Golden Fleece, and the Odyssey. The journey is one we are all on, and our dreams and archetypal images are but ways of depicting aspects of what we meet, the enormity of the ordinary, the hidden depths of a problem we encounter, the wonder of possibilities awaiting discovery, the way into the trackless realm beyond collective norms.

    Travelling into the depths of the mind is not an uncommon experience, and is described even in ancient myths and folklore. To get some insight into what it can be like to experience it, it is helpful to think of our personality, our experience of being awake and knowing who we are. We probably believe we ARE the shape of our body, and we can only do what it can do. However, as can be seen from the lives of some of the people who have extended their awareness, our mind can sometimes reach completely beyond the body senses. When we first find the narrow walls of our senses disappearing, most of us feel some panic, and may fear we are dying. Some people having an anaesthetic feel this fear. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/going-beyond/

-nachelll 2017-10-27 12:43:14

i had a dream my mom and dad was falling into the hole and i was holding there hands trying but they were to heavy and my feet was slippping i was just about to slip when my boyfriend woke me up because he said i was crying and screaming in my sleep. i dream this dream every year or two sense then never falling but everytime i slipped i woke up so i never really seen myself falling

-Laurel Craft 2017-10-10 9:41:26

Hello-In my dream I was behind a vehicle that drove into a very large puddle and the car sunk. I pulled up beside the large pothole and helped a couple with a small boy out of their vehicle so they would not drown in the hole.

-Sean 2017-09-07 20:40:39

Hi this isn’t a dream I had it’s one a friend had. He had a dream that he had a choice of 2 tiled slides. He went down one and as he went down the tunnel got smaller and smaller until the tunnel got so small he couldn’t get move and was calling out but no one could here him. When he awoke he was covered in sweat and in a panic. What could this symbolise as it’s one I have never heard of before

-samanmali 2017-08-27 1:46:07

I saw myself exploring a hole on the backyard of my house.is showed it to my mother.it seemed to be big and there was something very strange in side it.then I saw another one as well.I tried to cover it with sand.
I could feel being feared whether it has been spread all over underground of my house and I asked my mother to leave the kitchen asap since I was afraid

-cj 2017-08-09 19:18:55

I had a dream that I was running down the middle of a road in the grass. I came to a construction area and started jumping from one pile of wood to the next. Well on one pile it collapsed and I fell into a deep hole. After hitting the bottom it filled with debris. There was day light pocking thru in multiple places. I felt like I could escape, and started to move then I thought no I am just going to open my eyes. 90% of the time I can tell when I am dreaming and just wake myself up. I find myself doing this during the day while I work. I am a mailman so I walk outside all day, and wonder if I can open my eyes and wake up. Just a habit. Just wondered what this could possibly mean as far as the falling in the hole. I felt very trapped, and thought is this how I die.

-Pam 2017-05-22 16:21:33

I had a dream where I was making room for my entire family (siblings and parents) in an old home. I was pregnant in the dream and there was a beautiful area for a baby’s room. I went to the bed and moved it and found a big black ditch underneath the baby bed. I quickly covered it up.

-Amber 2017-05-14 5:32:34

I had a dream that I had a hole in the lower middle part of my back and it was black and the skin around it was black and gross looking, like it looked like it was rotting and there were bugs and worms coming out of the hole. What does that mean?

-justjay 2017-04-28 14:39:58

Hi – I had the weirdest dream last night. I felt like my life had ended and I was falling – falling – falling through empty black space. I had a thought of needing to tell my Dad something, so it flashed to him laying down, but I was unable to talk to him. Then right back to the falling. I woke up so startled, wondering what had just happened. My thoughts during falling – were “Is this what happens when we die?”

-Joshua 2017-01-05 11:45:02

I had a dream of not myself, but someone else, but they asked me to check to see if there was a hole, and there was, and they asked me to reach up into said hole, which was apparently tender and sore, to see how far I could reach my arm til I felt something, which looked very hollow inside and that’s when I woke up.

-Tania 2016-12-25 10:25:56

There’s a weird dream that I had last night that I will falling in a hole in my house and that I was screaming for help to my husband and we used to always help me out and there was one that all he let me go what does that mean please let me know and did a few times with the same dream that he helps me out a hole

-Pamella wiley 2016-11-30 10:16:28

Dream saw opening to an old grave and was scare that i would inhale the odour.

-Chassity 2016-11-12 15:41:59

I have had two peculiar dreams with both the same central point I guess. I just can’t figure it out. The setting is my old house upstate. And I have a sense a happiness and comfort, but then oddly I always notice something that isn’t visible to the naked eye, as if I could see around something but not particularly through it. And I notice an odd hole in a crevice and oddly I can see straight through the hole with utter clarity from 6-9 feet away . And in both dreams my son’s biological father is hiding out living his life in some hidden room somewhere in my old house. And I instantly feel petrified for my life. ( I hate this man) seeing him would cause me severe anxiety based on our past. What could the dream mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2016-11-13 11:56:58

    Hi – I am sorry I cannot keep up with number of dreams sent at the moment. But I have described a way that you can get to the meaning of your dream. It only takes a little time to work at knowing the meaning of your dream.

    So please click on the link and find your dreams meaning – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/ or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

    What you are meeting is a hidden/unconscious part of you that needs to be felt and healed. It has nothing to do with your actual son’s father. Such things can haunt people for years unless the are understood. When you think about a friend or a person you meet, you are only taking in your thoughts, impressions and feelings about them. So many people do not realise that they have an inner person equally as powerful as the external person you know. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by meeting or living with them, and they are what makes you the person you are. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner person can appear in dreams because you still carry the memories or impressions of them, and so they influenced what you hold within you.

    So use the Being the Person technique to heal the problem, or better still http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

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